All my favourite chicks

If you’ve been around the blog for a while, you’ll know that one animal I love almost as much as cats, are chickens! I had chickens when I was young,

I’ve been wanting to make a chicken quilt for ages, and in November, MSQ offered a sale on the sweetest pack of ten-inch squares.

And I bought a pattern for a chicken block…. but it was only after I bought it that I realized it was for use with Fat Quarters. My 10 inch squares weren’t going to give me enough fabric.

No worries, I bopped around the internet, look at several different chicken blocks, and decided to combine the elements of a few into my own!

It didn’t turn out too bad, if I do say so myself. And as you can see, Burton agrees! And what do you think of that background fabric? I found it on Connecting Threads!!! And the best part – it’s actually a 108″ wide backing fabric. So I bought enough for my background AND the back of this quilt!

Once I knew my block was going to work, I cut all the pieces to make 15 more. With everything cut, these blocks motor right along. I managed to get two more done before it was time to pack up for the afternoon.

Oh this one is going to be sooooo much fun!

12 thoughts on “All my favourite chicks

  1. Burton definitely approves so it’s a keeper! What a cute block and that background fabric is perfect. I was looking at that before I even read what you wrote. How great is it that it’s big enough for the backing too. You are SO talented Val.
    Blessings and hugs,


  2. Shirley Elliott

    That is going to be a fun quilt! You have some awesome fabrics to play with. I really like the block you ended up designing. What talent!


  3. jatshaw

    That’s going to be a fun quilt. Today on our walk we were pretty sure we heard a chicken crowing; once in awhile, we actually see a cock and hen wandering around, but today we only heard them.


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